Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!! Choca-Style!

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So... In perfect Choca-Style, we want to wish you all a HAPPY HALLOWEEN.  We don't celebrate this holiday, but we love looking at the cute costumes people wear on this day... 

Soooooooo.. I got Choca some Halloween colored leg warmers, an orange skirt & shirt from her closet and VIOLA... Halloween all day!! :) 

And, a video to boot!!! :) 

For those of you who will be going trick or treating, etc... BE SAFE!!! 

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A Dry Twist Out With Another Product...

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So, a really good friend of mine Angela over at Angela's KISS has her own hair/beauty products (ALL NATURAL), and she sent me some to try out on my hair.  So, today, I decided to use the White Chocolate Scent All Natural Moisturizing Hair Cream on my twists for my twist out.  


Ivory Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lanolin, Tea Tree Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Distilled Water, Citric Acid, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Horsetail Extract, Aloe Vera Gel, Vanilla Extract, Bergamot & Lavender Oil

The smell of this product is absolutely AMAZING!!! It smells like CHOCOLATE folks!! My goodness!!! It's really light to the touch, and not too greasy. For 4oz., it's $12.00 and for 8 oz., it's $18.00. 

Now, my hair isn't a fan of coconut oil, however I've never used it in conjunction with other products, so I was excited to try it.  Also, to have it paired up with Shea Butter really had me wanting to try it.... So, HERE WE GO!!!

I decided on doing a 'dry twist out' on my hair... Meaning: I put the product on my dry hair and twisted it up.  I usually wet my hair first and then put the product on.  But today, I wanted to try ONLY the product to see how it works on my hair!! :) 

In the following pictures, you'll see how my hair looks immediately after putting the product on.  My hair is very shiny and smells fantastic:

I then decided to put some rollers on the ends to give my twist out a little extra flair:

I put a headband around the front of my head in order to keep any grease or oil from coming into my face through the night.  Now, the product isn't that greasy at all, however I don't want ANY greasy products on my face... 

So, when I got up in the morning, I took off my headband and took out my rollers:

I then took out the twists and separated them...

Ummm... Yes, please!

Back View

Up close and personal!

So nice!!!

Yes ma'am/yes sir!!! :) Hair is on point!

I even did a little video to talk about this product!!! (Excuse my sleepy look... A sista was TI-RED!!

Great product, folks!! Along with her site, check her out on FB @ Angela's KISS All Natural/Natural Hair & Skin Products.  She's a beautiful, CHRISTIAN Queen, and very helpful when it comes to Natural hair & skin products!! Let her know I sent you!! :)

Thanks for taking the time to check out this blog... I know I was a bit long winded in here, but it was SO worth it!! :) <3

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Char's Twist-Up & Twist-OUT (after 4 months)... Let's Go!

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So, after FOUR months of mini-twists, I decided to take a break and give myself some much needed twist outs... Why?? Well, I needed my hair to be free and 'fingered through' for a while.  My hair loves it, so why not...

Alright... Let's go!

Products used:

Suave Professionals Humectant Conditioner
Suave Professionals Damage Care
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Proclaim Sapphire Bergamot Conditioning Hair Dress

So, I made a nice leave in conditioner with the conditoner, the oil and the water... WORKS GREAT, BTW... It has my hair so soft and amazing!! :) I also used the grease as a sealer...

Anywho... So, I took my uncombed hair:

And I pulled out sections and sprayed my concoction on it. I then finger combed and rubbed the concoction through:

That good leave in mixture!! HA... Look at those ringlets! :)  
"LENF" (length)
I then rubbed my good GREASE on the sections, and twisted it all up. I did that over my entire head!!

I put that band on my head to keep me from getting TOO greasy on my face!! HAHA!! :) Yes... I'm a bit greasy about the face... it was HOT in that bathroom!! :) 
So, I look like I'm all gray, huh?? HAHA!! I know!! And it's my special concoction mixed with that good grease that made it this way.  Fast forward 30-45 minutes:

BAM!!! Look at that shiny loveliness!
All that white stuff is GONE, chile!! My hair soaked MOST of it in (I did have a few SOUL GLOW MOMENTS!! LOLOL!! Shout out to one of my followers for that one!!)... but, it felt great having all that goodness in there. My hair was so soft and light!!!

I rocked my tam and flower accessories on my hair throughout the week:

Check that earlace!! Yes... I'm getting it in! :) 
THEN... I reconditioned my hair the night before the twist out to make sure it was nice and soft for the BIG REVEAL... 


How gorgeous is that??? I tell you... I'm so in love with it... I rocked that like nobody's business!! It is so soft and flows so well!

So, before I went to bed, I re-twisted it up in a 'dry twist' to keep it nice and detangled:

Yes... Dry twists... Look how conditioned my hair is??? Beautiful!
Stay tuned for the next look!! Rollers will be involved with the next twist out!! :) Post to come! :) 

I hope you liked this post... I enjoyed sharing it with you!!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Homeschooling/Unschooling: Colors

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So, we decided to use some of Choca's Captain America Fruit Snacks to go over her colors.  We had a great time, and we have a video to prove it. This video shows why patience is SO very important when homeschooling a young child!! HAHA!

I love things other than crayons to teach her colors.  As you can see, it tried and true over here!!

What things do you use to teach your children their colors???

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

On the Avenue: Throwback Thursday!!

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So I was COMBING through my pictures over here and found some CUTE hairstyle throwbacks for BB & CC!!

Up first: BB & her blow dried do!! It was the first and ONLY time she has had her hair straightened.  This was in 2007!

I simply used some conditioner, water and grease... rubbed it on in as a heat protectant and blew it dry!!! Simple... NO fuss, no stress! She loved it and it lasted about a week! :) Ponytails were the thing to do! HAHA!!

Next up is CC... I gave her a really cute side faux-hawk!! :) -- I blew her hair dry to do it... (Can't you tell I've come a LOOOOOOOOOOONG way from doing that?!?!?)... I then braided her up, rubber banded her hair off and spiral curled the 'hawk' to get this style... Again... 2007! :)

:) Really cute styles... BB's hair took about 20 minutes to complete & CC's hair took about 1 1/2 hours to complete.

I hope you all enjoyed this throwback!! :)

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Rap!!!

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I'm a HUGE fan of JibJab, and decided to share this video I made with you all!! I hope you guys enjoy it! :)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CC's QUICK Halloween & Birthday Inspired Style...

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So, today I decided to TRY to make some type of Halloween style for CC... Her birthday is this week, and every year, she has a Halloween inspired birthday party... So, I asked her if she was down for me doing some type of design on her head... Of course my baby agreed...

Products used:
My leave in concoction (Suave, EVOO, Water)
(2) rubber bands
Orange & Black beads

Sooooooooooooo... I decided to try a pumpkin.  I did a style on BB yesterday (BB's Similar Style...), and I figured I could try to do a pumpkin the the same fashion as her style.  So, I gave her a 'partial cornrow, separated the hanging parts into three sections and braided them down, and then I put some orange and black beads on them and rubber banded them up...

Yes... It's PUMPKIN-ISH!! LOL... She loves it!
She requested that I give her "candy corn" colors at the hanging part to keep up with the Halloween theme... I obliged.

A pumpkin w/a candy corn tail!!
Then, I decided to try my hand at braiding her 'age to be' in her head:

I then put a nice thick flat twist to add to the 'extras'...

Nice, huh??? :~D
Afro puff in the back... Finished product:

Yep... She loves it... She said it's "FUN"... My baby loves fun!! I love having an ALMOST 15 year old that's still a youngin'!!! AND... She's proud of what I did!! *teardrops* -- Yaaaaaaay!! Win/Win!! :)

My sweet baby CC!
I hope you all enjoyed this blog post and this style! :)


So... I had to do a switcheroo on her 'pumpkin'... because it was looking a little wonky:

Wonkiness to the LEFT of your screen folks... Nothing to see here... Nothing to see here!!! 
Soooooooooooo... I pinned it up, using four bobby pins!! :) 

I like it better this way!! :) Whew... Yaaaaay for PumpinCorns... (Pumpkin/Candy Corn mix!!!

:) Always a solution, folks!! Always a solution! :)

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